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carpophore

[kahr-puh-fawr, -fohr] /ˈkɑr pəˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/
noun, Botany
1.
a slender prolongation of the floral axis, bearing the carpels of some compound fruits, as in many plants of the parsley family.
2.
Mycology. the fruiting body of the higher fungi.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; carpo-1 + -phore
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British Dictionary definitions for carpophore

carpophore

/ˈkɑːpəˌfɔː/
noun
1.
the central column surrounded by carpels in such flowers as the geranium
2.
a spore-bearing structure in some of the higher fungi
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carpophore in Science
carpophore
  (kär'pə-fôr')   
  1. A fleshy, spore-producing body of basidiomycetes and ascomycetes. In common usage, the term mushroom is applied to carpophores that have a distinctive stipe and cap.

  2. A slender stalk that supports each half of a dehisced fruit in many members of the parsley family.


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